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Remote Learning Overview & Expectations

"If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
Welcome to Remote Learning at BOYCP!
Chicago Public Schools will operate under a full Remote Learning plan for 1st Quarter, or until it is safe to return to school buildings. For students, this means that they will "attend school" remotely, using a computer and the Internet. Teachers will be conducting classes virtually using a variety of web-based tools such as Google Classroom, Google Meet, and Pear Deck, to name a few. 
 
SCHEDULE
During Remote Learning, we will be following our normal BELL SCHEDULE.
 
Students can access their individual class schedule on Aspen.
Students must be present at every class period Google Meet for the entire duration of that period.
 
All eight periods will meet every day, and advisory will meet on Fridays. Students will take their lunch break according to their individual schedule.
 
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 3:16pm
 
Fridays: 8:00am - 2:16pm
 
We will follow the approved CPS district calendar, including indicated Holidays and non-instructional days.
 
STUDENT EXPECTATIONS
  • Attend your virtual Google Meet class every period, every day
  • Stay in the Google Meet for the entire period for every class, every day until the teacher dismisses class
  • Be on time to your classes in Google Meet - follow the bell schedule.
  • Complete the required work assigned by your teachers
  • Meet the deadlines set by your teachers - work needs to be turned in on time
  • Check and read your CPS email every day
  • Communicate regularly with your teachers via CPS email and CPS Google Hangouts
  • Use Google Classroom for all of your classes: read updates in the "Stream" and "Classwork" pages daily
  • Check your grades on Aspen regularly
  • Your parent/guardian should call the school if you will be absent from class: 773-535-7320

 
laptop and supplies for remote learning
CLASSWORK
Students are expected to complete all required coursework on time as set by the teachers. It is the responsibility of the student to meet the due dates and deadlines for all assignments.
 
Be "present" during class time - be an active participant by unmuting to speak, writing in the chat, and interacting with the teacher, class, and/or small groups during the lesson.
 
Teachers will be using Google Classroom as the main, but not only, mode of assigning and grading coursework.
 
Class meetings may not always be recorded - students need to be in class in order to receive instruction. Some important portions of class time may be recorded for future reference, but students cannot rely on only watching recordings to complete their classwork.
 
GRADES
Assignments and class work will be graded like normal. Work that is not completed will be issued a "missing", a low percentage score (ex. 50%), or an incomplete, according to the individual teachers' grading protocols. Not completing work will impact a students grade in the course. If a student is experiencing hardship, please contact your teacher(s) and counselor for accommodations!
 
Grades will be updated weekly in Aspen.
 
ATTENDANCE
Students are required to attend their daily Google Meet class sessions every period, every day. Attendance will be taken every period and will be entered in Aspen daily. Please be on time.
 
If a student is absent from a class period or an entire day:
  • The parent/guardian must call the school to report the absence: 773-535-7320
  • The student must email the teacher to communicate about their absence and make up any work missed.
 
We understand that these are trying times - if your family is experiencing hardship, please reach out to your counselor, the main office, and/or your teachers! We are here to help!
 
STAY UPDATED
To receive daily updates about required coursework and school information, it is important that parents/guardians "subscribe" to their students' teacher pages, class pages, Google Classroom, and subscribe to our school newsletter. See our Parents/Guardians section for help on how to do this.
 
GET TECH HELP
Our technology coordinator, Pat Quinn, is available to support staff, students and their families. Please email Pat Quinn with any questions or concerns regarding CPS account access, applications, technology and Chromebooks:
Visit the Chicago Public Schools Re-Opening Framework for more information.